202 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602
workOffice Phone: 706-542-3773
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2015|
|Master of Science||Foods and Nutrition||University of Georgia||2009|
|Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences||Dietetics||University of Georgia||2007|
Alison's current research involves evaluating community education programs to improve nutrition for the prevention and management of chronic disease, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
Effectiveness of the Extension model to enhance knowledge and facilitate healthy behavior change across the lifespan.
Dissertation project: Psychological Constructs, Measures of Adiposity and Weight Loss Following Intervention in Older Women
Assistant to instructor—Mary Ann Johnson, PhD Fall 2014
“Nutrition and Obesity Across the Lifespan” FDNS 6240 (Lecture)
Guest lecturer and assistant to instructor—to Ellen M. Evans, PhD Spring 2014
“Weight Management Coaching” KINS/FDNS 4700/6700 (Lecture and Experiential Learning)
Graduate Teaching Assistant—to Lecturer Tracey Brigman, MS, RD 2007 – 2009
“Food Principles” FDNS 3600/L (Lecture and Laboratory)
“Quantity Food Production” FDNS 3610/L (Lecture and Laboratory)
Newton County Senior Center—Covington, GA
Nutrition Educator: Live Healthy Georgia, Take Charge of Your Health Georgia! 2007-2009
|Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Treasurer-elect||2015 – 2016|
Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association (NEGDA), Immediate Past President
|2015 – 2016|
|Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association (NEGDA), President||2014 – 2015|
|University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association, Board Member||
2014 – Present
|Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association (NEGDA), President-elect||2013 – 2014|
|Foods and Nutrition Graduate Student Association, UGA, Member||
2012 – Present
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Member||
2004 – Present
|Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (GAND), Member||
2004 – Present
|Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group, AND, Member||
2012 – Present
|Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, AND, Member||2012 – Present|
|School Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, AND, Member||
2009 – Present
|School Nutrition Association, National and Georgia Affiliate, Member||
2009 – 2012
|Organization / Department||Title||Years of Service|
|Cobb County School District||Food and Nutrition Services Area Supervisor||2|
|East Metro Health District||Clinical Nutritionist, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC)||0.5|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Emerging Dietetic Leader||Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||2015|
|Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award||University of Georgia||2015|
|Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges||University of Georgia||2015|
|Commission on Dietetic Registration Doctoral Schoolarship||Commission on Dietetic Registration||2014 - 2015|
|Kathryn Oliverio Bishirjian Healthy Aging DPG Scholarship||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Health Aging Dietetic Practice Group||2014 - 2015|
|June & Bill Flatt Nutrition Excellence Graduate Scholarship||College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia||2014 - 2015|
|Frances Carr Parker and School Nutrition Services DPG Scholarship||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group||2013 - 2014|
|Ruth Rowan Morrison Scholarship||College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia||2013 - 2014|
|Anne and Earl Haltiwanger Scholarship||College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia||2012 - 2013|
|Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship||Georgia Lottery and Georgia Student Finance Commission||2002 – 2006|
Berg AC, Johnson KB, Straight CR, Reed RA, O'Connor PJ, Evans EM, Johnson MA. Flexible Eating Behavior Predicts Greater Weight Loss Following a Diet and Exercise Intervention in Older Women. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr. 2018 Jan-Mar;37(1):14-29. doi: 10.1080/21551197.2018.1435433. Epub 2018 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 29494790.
Smith ML, Durrett NK, Bowie M, Berg A, McCullick BA, LoPilato AC, MurrayD. (2017). Individual- versus group-based engagement in an online physical activity monitoring program in Georgia. Preventing Chronic Disease, (in-press).
Yli-Piipari S, Berg A, Laing EM, Hartzell DL, Parris KO, Udwadia J, Lewis RD. A Twelve-Week Lifestyle Program to Improve Cardiometabolic, Behavioral, and Psychological Health in Hispanic Children and Adolescents. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb;24(2):132-138. doi: 10.1089/acm.2017.0130. Epub 2017 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 29017015.
Lay WA, Vickery CR, Ward-Ritacco C, Johnson KB, Berg AC, Evans EM, Johnson MA. Comparison of intake of animal and plant foods and related nutrients in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors and controls. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. In press.
Clune A (Berg), Fischer JG, Lee JS, Reddy S, Johnson MA, Hausman DB. Prevalence and predictors of recommendations to lose weight in overweight and obese older adults in Georgia senior centers. Preventive Medicine. 2010;51(1):27-30. Epub 2010 Apr 9.
|Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||Treasurer||2016-2018||Professional|
|Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association||Past-president||2015-2016||Professional|
|Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics||Treasurer-elect||2015-2016||Professional|
|Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association||President||2014-2015||Professional|
|Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association||President-elect||2013-2014||Professional|
Acitelli R, Berg A, Evans E, Johnson MA. Healthy Weight Loss For Older Adults. Athens MOVE Magazine. February/March 2013, p. 26.
Brady AO, Berg AC, Johnson MA, Evans EM. Physical activity and exercise in older adults, Chapter in: Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, 3rd. ed. Bales CW, Locher J, and Saltzman E, editors, 2015. Springer.
As the State Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist, I lead nutrition education programming delivered by Extension agents in Georgia in the areas of disease prevention and health maintenance throughout the lifespan. I develop and revise curriculum and evaluate the impact of these programs on the citizens of Georgia. I work with a wide variety of audiences from children to older adults.
Dr. Berg’s interests include nutrition for disease prevention and health maintenance throughout the lifespan. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist in the area of human nutrition and health promotion, Dr. Berg provides content expertise and leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition education programs that serve Georgia’s residents. In addition, Dr. Berg has experience in school nutrition, public health, senior centers, and weight loss intervention research for overweight and obese older women.